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i'm piers morgan and tonight you are invited to the wedding of the century of prince william and his bride kate middleton. as they say "i do." i'm here in london with every must see moment from the first glimpse of the bride and groom -- >> the mystery of the dress is over. >> to happily ever after. >> it was a great big juicy smacker. >> the ceremony. >> i pronounce that they be man and wife together. >> the spectacle. >> there are lots of wonderful occasions around the world, but there is nothing like this. >> and the celebration. >> widespread jubilation. not just here but we have been seeing scenes all over the world. >> every bit of it unforgettable and it starts right now. this is a special edition of "piers morgan tonight: the royal wedding."
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good evening and welcome to the royal wedding of prince william and kate middleton. in the next hour you will see all the most important moments from the ceremony itself to the happy ever after. we begin with kate's arrival at westminster and the world's most highly anticipated glimpse of that dress. [ crowd cheering ] ♪ sarah burton for alexander mcqueen. >> the mystery of the dress is over. >> it's sarah burton. >> so good.
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> now inside westminster abbey, you can hear the first hymn, the first hymn, "guide me o thy great redeemer" the last hymn of princess diana's funeral in the abbey in 1997. it's a very famous welsh rugby anthem which we call "bread of heaven" in this country.
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william is a big rugby fan and he would have chosen this for a number of reasons. ♪ whence the healing stream doth flow ♪ ♪ let the fiery cloudy pillar lead me all my journey through ♪ ♪ strong deliverer be thou still my strength and shield ♪ ♪ be thou still my strength and shield ♪ we'll take a short break now. when we come back, those all-important vows.
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welcome back to "piers morgan tonight: the royal wedding from london." we have now come to the moment where william and kate become husband and wife. let's listen to their vows. >> dearly beloved, we are gathered here in the sight of god, and in the face of this congregation to join together this man and this woman in holy matrimony which is an honorable estate, instituted of god himself, signifying unto us the mystical union that is betwixt christ and his church, which holy estate christ adorned and beautified with his presence and first miracle that he wrought in
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cana of galilee and is commended in holy writ to be honorable among all men. and, therefore, is not by any to be enterprised or taken in hand unadvisedly, lightly or wontonly. but reverently, discreetly, soberly and in the fear of god, duly considering the causes for which matrimony was ordained. first, it was ordained for the increase of mankind according to the will of god, and that children might be brought up in the fear and nurture of the lord and to the praise of his holy name. secondly, it was ordained in order that the natural instincts and affections implanted by god, should be hallowed and directed aright, that those who are called of god to this holy estate, should continue therein in pureness of living.
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thirdly, it was ordained for the mutual society, help and comfort, that the one ought to have of the other, both in prosperity and adversity. into which holy estate these two persons present come now to be joined. therefore, if any man can show any just cause why they may not lawfully be joined together, let him now speak or else hereafter, forever hold his peace. >> that was reverend dr. john hall, the dean of westminster. now we have the archbishop of canterbury. >> that if either of you know any impediment why you may not be lawfully joined together in
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matrimony, you do now confess it. so many as our couple together in god's word love, are not joined together by god, neither is their matrimony lawful. william arthur philip louis, wilt thou have this woman to thy wedded wife, to live together according to god's law in the holy estate of matrimony? wilt thou love her, comfort her, keep her in sickness and in health and forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her so long as ye both shall live? >> i will. >> catherine elizabeth, wilt thou have this man to thy wedded husband, to live together according to god's law in the holy estate of matrimony, wilt thou love him comfort him, love him, honor him and keep him, in sickness and health, and forsaking all other, keep thee only unto him so long as ye both shall live? >> i will.
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>> who giveth this woman to be married to this man? >> i, william arthur philip louis. >> i, william arthur philip louis. >> take thee, catherine elizabeth. >> take thee, catherine elizabeth. >> to my wedded wife. >> to my wedded wife. >> to have and hold from this day forward. >> to have and hold from this day forward. >> for better or worse. >> for better or worse. >> for richer or poorer. >> for richer or poorer. >> in sickness and health. >> in sickness and health. >> to love and to cherish. >> to love and to cherish. >> till death us do part. >> till death us do part. >> according to god's holy law. >> according to god's holy law. >> and thereto i give thee my troth. >> and thereto i give thee my troth. >> i catherine elizabeth. >> i catherine elizabeth. >> take thee, william arthur
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philip louis. >> take thee, william arthur philip louis. >> to my wedded husband. >> to my wedded husband. >> to have and to hold from this day forward. >> to have and to hold from this day forward. >> for better or for worse. >> for better or for worse. >> for richer or poorer. >> for richer or poorer. >> in sickness and in health. >> in sickness and in health. >> to love and to cherish. >> to love and to cherish. >> till death us do part. >> till death us do part. >> according to god's holy law. >> according to god's holy law. >> and thereto i give thee my troth. >> and thereto i give thee my troth. [ distant cheering ] >> bless, o lord, this ring and grant that he who gives it and she who shall wear it may remain faithful to each other and abide in thy peace and favor and live together in love until their lives end. through jesus christ our lord, amen. >> all: amen.
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>> with this ring, i thee wed. >> with this ring, i thee wed. >> with my body i thee honor. >> with my body i thee honor. >> and all my worldly goods with thee i share. >> all my worldly goods with thee i share. >> in the name of the father. >> in the name of the father. >> and of the son. >> and of the son. >> and of the holy ghost. >> and of the holy ghost. >> amen. >> amen. >> let us pray. eternal god, creator and preserver of all mankind, giver of all spiritual grace, the author of everlasting life, send thy blessing upon these, thy servants, this man and woman, whom we bless in thy name, that living faithfully together, they may surely perform and keep the
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vow and covenant betwixt them made, whereof this ring given and received is a token and pledge, may ever remain in perfect love and peace, together, and live according to thy laws through jesus christ our lord. >> all: amen. >> those whom god has joined together let no man put asunder. for as much as william and catherine have consented together in holy wedlock, and have witnessed the same before god and this company and thereto have given to pledge their troths either to other and declared the same by giving and receiving of a ring and by joining of hands, i pronounce that they may be man and wife together in the name of the father, and of the son, and of
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the holy ghost. >> all: amen. >> god the father, god the son, god the holy ghost, bless, preserve, and keep you, the lord mercifully with his favor look upon you and so fill you with all spiritual benediction and grace, that you may so live together in this life, that in the world to come ye may have life everlasting. >> all: amen. ♪ >> that's it. prince william and kate middleton are formally married. they have become duke and duchess of cambridge in what has been an extraordinary day of celebration for britain and for the rest of the world.
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they are now singing a hymn that was a tribute to charles and camilla. it was played at their wedding in 2005 at st. georges chapel. another great tub thumping british hymn. enjoy this. ♪ jesus thou art all compassion ♪ ♪ pure unbounded love thou art ♪ visit us with thy salvation enter every trembling heart ♪ there is much more of the wedding ceremony to come, so stay with us. ♪ come almighty to deliver let us all thy life receive ♪
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♪ i'm piers morgan in london. welcome back to the royal wedding. we now go back to westminster abbey for a reading by the bride's brother.
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>> i appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of god, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to god, which is your spiritual worship. do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of god, what is good and acceptable, and perfect. let love be genuine. hate what is evil. hold fast to what is good. love one another with mutual affection.
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outdo one another in showing honor. do not lag in zeal. be ardent in spirit. serve the lord. rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. contribute to the needs of the saints, extend hospitality to strangers. bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse them. rejoice with those who rejoice. weep with those who weep. live in harmony with one another.
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do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. do not claim to be wiser than you are. do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. if it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. >> and now we'll hear an address by the right honorable dr. richard chartres, the lord bishop of london. >> be who god meant you to be. and you will set the world on
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fire. so said saint catherine of siena whose festival day it is today. marriage is intended to be a way in which man and woman help each other to become what god meant each one to be. their deepest and their truest selves. many people are fearful at the prospect for our world, but the message of the celebrations in this country and far beyond its shores, is the right one. this is a joyful day. it is good that people in every continent are able to share in these celebrations. because this is, as every wedding day should be, a day of hope. in a sense, every wedding is a royal wedding, with the bride and the groom as king and queen
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of creation, making a new life together, so that life can flow through them into the future. you have both made your decision today. i will. and by making this new relationship, you've aligned yourselves with what we believe is the way in which life is spiritually evolving, and which will lead to a creative future for the human race. i pray that all of us present and the many millions watching this ceremony and sharing in your joy today, will do everything in our power to support and uphold you in your new life, and i pray that god will bless you in the way of life that you have chosen.
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that way which is expressed in the prayer that you have composed together in preparation for this day. god, our father, we thank you for our families, for the love that we share, and for the joy of our marriage. in the business of each day, keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life, and help us to be generous with our time and love and energy. strengthened by our union, help us to serve and comfort those who suffer. we ask this in the spirit of jesus christ, and we all say amen. >> all: amen.
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inspiring words there from the bishop of london. other inspiring words, prince william apparently said to his bride as she arrived at the altar, "you look beautiful." we're going to hear the motet, an interesting story. a young man called paul mealor who wrote this and the special couple heard it up at st. andrews and said we want this at our wedding. he's a completely unknown composer until now. this will change his life forever. ♪ ♪
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back now with "piers morgan tonight:the royal wedding in london." now the blessing of the newly married couple. >> let us pray. almighty lord, and everlasting god, vouchsafe we beseech thee, to direct sanctify and govern
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both our hearts and bodies, in the ways of thy laws and in the work of thy commandments, that through thy most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul, through our lord and savior, jesus christ. >> all: amen. >> the blessing of god almighty, the father, the son, and the holy ghost, be amongst you and remain with you always. ♪ amen >> and now the moment that is going to absolutely raise the roof all over britain, the national anthem. prepare for this. ♪ amen
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♪ ♪ god save our gracious queen ♪ long live our noble queen
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♪ god save the queen ♪ send her victorious, happy and glorious, long to reign over us ♪ ♪ god save the queen >> if that doesn't make you proud to be british, nothing will. amazing scenes behind us at buckingham palace as the whole crowd joined in with the national anthem. we're going to have the bride and bridegroom and their witnesses moving to the shrine of st. edward the confessor for the signing of the marriage registers.
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♪ when we return, the streets of london erupt in wild celebrations as the newly married couple emerge from the abbey. okay guys, what sounds good for dinner tonight?
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back now from london. the happy couple emerge from westminister abbey to greet the ecstatic members of the public. let's watch. ♪ ♪
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>> it's been an incredible day, i think. >> the roar of the crowd. >> what a service, perfectly pitched. kate middleton, all the pressure, hasn't put a foot wrong, even got william's name right, unlike diana. >> it's true. >> i'm impressed by her. she's held herself together. >> she has such poise. >> remarkable decorum. [ cheers and applause ] >> this is -- you can sum up the whole day, the monarchy is back, the british monarchy. the battered british monarchy on the ropes the last, 10, 15 years, suddenly seeing with this occasion, widespread jubilation not just here, but we have been
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seeing scenes all over the world -- people watching this. 2 billion people joining in this celebration. quite amazing. after diana died, a lot of people in britain felt like the bright light of the royal family had gone, that we had lost our superstar, if you like, in diana. as i watch these scenes, there's no doubt we have got a new superstar in kate middleton. this is her life, never going to be the same. this is a day that is going to propel her into the stratosphere of celebrity status and media attention. what i like is the way she has held herself together, the way she's kept her poise. this really, i think, augers well for her future as the
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queen. you have to be able to handle this stuff. and the sun has come out. i cannot tell you how rare this is. to be in april, to have a whole week of sunshine. so the gods have blessed on this too, which is an amazing thing. it's amazing. there are lots of wonderful occasions around the world, but there is nothing quite like this. when you watch the household cavalry escorting this carriage up to buckingham palace, where you see the guards all waiting, the guards, you troupe the color, looking utterly magnificent in front of millions of people. and this is just about as big as any occasion can get. i mean, that just gives you goosebumps. i actually feel quite emotional watching this, i really do.
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watching that scene, as they came up here, and watching this huge crowd, i thought it was just wonderful, wonderful. i think they've just shown everyone today what the future of the monarchy will look like. coming up, the perfect way to sum up the day, the royal couple's double kiss.
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a quite amazing sight, throngs of people amassing outside buckingham palace, waiting to see the newly married william and kate. we are about to go. listen to the crowd when they come out. [ crowd cheers ]
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>> it was a great big juicy smacker. >> no, it wasn't! >> good on you, will. that was much, much better than andrew and fergie. and i would say it was longer and more passionate than charles and diana's. that was a great kiss. those two love each other. i can't believe he did that. that boy does his own thing. he would have been told one kiss and that's enough and he's gone back for more. >> it was cute. he was talking to her and egged her on. >> if i'm the editor of a major newspaper, my headline would be "get a room." those two can't take their eyes off each other.
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just a wonderful moment, wasn't it? with the raf doing the fly-by. reminding us that william is a member of the armed forces, he flies helicopters. harry has been to war in afghanistan. these boys are proper heroes. that single moment there will be what flashes around the world. and it just shows william is his own guy. the palace would have said do this, do that and everything will be done just in the flash of a moment, he heard the crowd and exactly as diana would have done, towards the end of her life when she was just her own woman, he did what came naturally. and i loved that.
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a beautiful moment to end an absolutely spectacular day. it all went off without a hitch. even the weather stayed good and made me very proud to be british. thank you for watching. we have some blockbuster shows coming up on piers morgan tonight. next week, rob lowe, jessie james and more next week.

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